Executed in 1964, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud exemplifies an iconic pairing of two of the most significant painters within the canon of twentieth-century art. The present work thus exudes a sense of friendship, respect, rivalry and fervor that immortalized Bacon and Freud's deep infatuation with each other. A paragon of Francis Bacon’s encyclopedic iconography and inimitable painterly style, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud is a riveting masterpiece. This piece will be offered at Sotheby’s British Art Jubilee Auction on 29 June 2022.
The Subject and the Self: When Francis Bacon Painted Lucian Freud
London | 29 June